Film Festivals

I missed out on the Hackney Film Festival, regrettably. Looks like it was a success: the BFI London Film Festival has begun, with two films being screened at the Rio on Kingsland Road this weekend. Is anyone going to catch these two films, or any of the other films being screened for the LFF?What other film festivals are coming up to be hip to? It looks as if Rio Cinema will also be playing part-host to the London Turkish Film Festival ( in November.

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  1. This from the hackney Film Festival facebook page: <quote>SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER – DALSTON ROOF PARK – 7PMCLOSING NIGHT (5 POUNDS ON THE DOOR)Dalston Roof Park 18 Ashwin Street London E8 3DLA rooftop screening of short films and live performance with local food catered by POGO Cafe.HEAVY/LIGHT (live a/v)BREAD(UK 2011) dir: Duncan Ray 3mSomeone cycles past a guy waiting at a bus stop and gives him a loaf of bread after having a chat and cycles off.MONSTERS AND RABBITS(UK 2009) dir: Nicky Lianos 11mA short film about monsters, moon-walks and what happens to your imaginary friend when you make your first real one.VULPES TRAVELS(UK 2011) dir: Andy Hague & Nekane de Ozamiz 5mTimelapse Documentary of the making of the Urban Fox on the Southbank, London. Part of the Festival of Britain celebration 2011.ME, MYSELF & ME(UK 2011) dir: Jess Dickenson 4mMeet Andy Jenkinson. Aka Ceephax. Aka Ceephax Acid Crew.WHEN REGGAE CAME TO DALSTON(UK 2011) Documentary Filmmakers Group 6mA Documentary about the Four Aces club in Daltson and the people growing up with the early influence of reggae.CYLINDER #3 – Bees and Flies(UK 2010) dir: D-Fuse & Labmeta 1mCylinder #3 is the latest in a series of experimentations with the processing of analogue imagery into architectural light structures.HOUSE(UK 2011) dir: Prano Bailey-Bond 3mSeductively sinister music video ‘House’ for band, Cool Fun.GOLD DUST(UK 2011) dir: Mike Wells 7mIn this 7 minute film Iain Sinclair calls time on London’s Grand Olympic Project.OLYMPIC SIZED TANTRUM(UK 2009) dir: Sculpture 3mView of Olympic construction site from rooftop, Hackney Wick, London.UNDER THE CRANES(UK 2011) dir: Emma-Louise Williams 56mUnder the Cranes is a film-poem exploring how we experience place and how where we end up living has an impact on us, and how we have an impact on it.</quote>”

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